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well when all the cameras have gone i'm still here go into areas that nobody else is going to talk to people that nobody else is talking to and bringing that story to the forefront. and live from studio fourteen here they were headquarters in doha in the area
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welcome to the news for thirty seven years in power and now two days of silence still no sign of zimbabwe's president robert mugabe given that he still is officially president after tuesday's military takeover meanwhile south africa is intervening it sent a delegation to try to negotiate some sort of way forward for zimbabwe also in the hurry remember he was supposed to be heading back to lebanon up to his sudden resignation in saudi arabia well it's going to be a detour to from we will look at why president micron is involving his country in lebanon is a fads and sold for four hundred fifty million dollars just what is it about leonardo da vinci's painting salvatore monday which prompted such a fast and furious ninety minutes of bidding and a record breaking silence. and i'm leah harding thousands are protesting and brazil demanding abortion be legal in cases of rape we're looking into that conversation
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in a country where the church very much influences politics connector that. streaming online through you tube facebook live and at al-jazeera dot com in two days after the military takeover there is still no clarity over the future of zimbabwe's long time leader robert mugabe zimbabweans have faced two days of tension and confusion since the military seized power on tuesday night we know is that mugabe is now in talks with the south african delegation who are trying to as we say mediate a way out of the political crisis let's get straight into it with a correspondent who has been covering this well. since it happened to talk us through what you're hearing about the intervening by the south africans. well we know that the meeting is still going on a few hours ago
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a motorcade was seen driving through some streets and went to a state house out officials on talking officially about what the meeting is going west and sit in the meeting but what we're hearing from the information from unnamed sources that can be confirmed but they had been giving people information bit by bit that the media they saying that in this meeting prism mcgarvey has some demands one of them is that he wants a guarantee that he and his family will be safe in the other one is that he feels that he shouldn't be forced to step down just yet he says zanu p.f. is a party that has rules and regulations and people should follow the party's constitution the constitution says that people should go to the conference in december and then at that conference the delegates will vote to decide if he should step down as leader of the party and ultimately president of the country the rehearing some of those talks have been a bit strained some of the army officials are also getting frustrated i suppose by
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the fact that it's not wrapping up very quickly these negotiations they haven't been easy we don't know how long they're going to last but people waiting to hear some kind of outcome from the meeting the delegation will also meet army officials and they will also meet officials in the ruling party has come help but notice haru looks awfully normal behind you there in harare a little someone walking with a bunch of flowers people look like they're getting on with life. it is in the streets a calm and quiet but you do sometimes once in a while see how some people are on edge for example about changing t. twelve o'clock today i was doing a live crossing in this very spot and military choppers flew up ahead of us no people behind me just milling around everyone stopped and looked up and you know you could tell they were nervous when the motorcade was seen driving towards state house for this meeting with us not africans to chop is a flew over such a neighborhood and people around the shopping center also concerned you could tell
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that people are awaiting and anxious about this this outcome but while they wait life does have to go on so shops are open civil servants have reportedly g.t. schools have been functioning normally but people are waiting for some kind of outcome the opposition have been speaking out the main opposition leader morgan tsvangirai gave a press conference about an hour ago and he said that the military says it's not a coup he says for now he believes them he hopes they telling the truth because the world is watching he says it doesn't give him pleasure to see prism of garbage go through what he's going three says their relationship over the years it's never been personal he should have issues with the way mugabe has run down the economy and some of these policies and he wished them a guy they had stood down a long time ago and live for the good legacy and he said again that he feels as the opposition he feels it's time for mugabe to resign and hand over power really quickly i've had a question on twitter from one of our viewers there who is also if mugabe was to go
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into exile where might that be i mean there's no sign that that would actually happen but i just maybe what you can tell us is how much support robert mugabe has in other african countries. or over god it is still for now the president and the commander in chief head of state and over the years when he has had a good in and bad impression a legacy throughout the years has been around he's seen as an african icon a liberator help in white minority rule have other countries and white minority rule he still has some friends that's why you seeing mediation efforts going on here the reason the body said it is meeting in a sauna right now trying to find a way out he has people who are willing to help him go out with dignity with grace the question now is is he going to accept how long is that going to be and he doesn't house the army going to react thank you for that horror always good to remind our viewers that robert mugabe does have plenty of support. for us the
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hardings in the studio with me what are the headlines literally what i literally while i have them for us but first we're saying what do you even call what's happening in zimbabwe is it a coup is it not headlines around the world though they're trying to answer that folks online are trying to do the same and most of them are not really using politically correct talk if you will adrian here says if it walks like a duck talks like a duck it must be a duck and uses the hash tag news twenty four in south africa they called it what's happening in a situation the new age and other paper in south africa calls it mugabe's day of reckoning on their front page times of india they say that it's a thirty seven authoritarian rule coming to an end london evening standard they call it mugabi tyrant and call it here a coup happening in zimbabwe this is by a deputy political editor but a headline none the less and then here the times in the u.k.
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said that mugabe crushed by his own strong men there again using that picture that the times in india were using the kenyan daily nation says what this is is the fall of robert mugabe so all these different ways synonyms if you will. for two or maybe you don't think it is a coup at all al-jazeera al jazeera here we're not calling it a coup because the military says that mugabe is still president and is still commander in chief of the armed forces of course that could always change at any time what do you think it is is it a military takeover was the al said is it a coup we want to hear from you connect with us or the hash tag aging is great thanks so much more about the content online but i do want to direct you to this one in particular because robert mugabe said some pretty outlandish things over the years he has as you'll see told about imperialism and sexuality but he has compared himself there to hitler and also to jesus christ robert mugabe's most famous quotes it's an interesting read it is there for you at al-jazeera dot com
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a bit of insight into a man who led his country as we say for thirty seven years ok contact details are coming up on screen now we've got a little bit of a change as we come through because now you can watch the facebook live stream of the news grid through the al-jazeera english facebook page now that is going to change in a second facebook dot com slash al-jazeera so that's where we want you to go now to looking for our content and for our live stream the what's that number in the twitter are exactly the same and of course what doesn't change is the hashtag newsgroup have had some great comments on zimbabwe already going to put those certainly on twitter. again out how to meet us and now to another political crisis that's playing out this one's in lebanon france's foreign minister says that prime minister saad hariri is now expected to arrive in paris on saturday with his family where he will remain for a few days before finally heading to beirut john eve little i am met with hariri in the saudi capital riyadh where he announced his resignation you remember two weeks ago for his part how ri-ri insisted he was fine and he would soon return to lebanon
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france's foreign minister there was calling for efforts to normalize the situation . i reiterated france's concern with respect to lebanon stability independence and so. seventy from any foreign intervention all faiths and sex in lebanon need to be respected collective efforts must be made to restore things to normal after the resignation of prime minister saad hariri and in that same news conference the saudi foreign minister denied any allegations that hariri was being held against his will. the prime minister is living in saudi arabia under his own will he's resigned and with respect to his return to lebanon it's in his hands he can leave when he wants. hezbollah is the root of the problems in lebanon there is a need to find ways to deal with them there are concrete steps in this regard here is for us in beirut. was supposed to be coming back to beirut probably by now
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i think i mean is this stalling tactics what's your take on it. well clearly there is a deal a face saving deal a deal to end the diplomatic turmoil over saddam had a nice fate many lebanese including the president believe saddam how did he and his family were being held hostage in saudi arabia lebanon demanding that he be able to return to lebanon now there is some sort of an agreement the prime minister and his family they're going to be heading to paris now micron the french president saying that this is an invitation i invited to how do you need to spend a few days here so now the prime minister going to paris there are also reports that he will be coming to lebanon to officially submit his resignation now whether or not he's going to do that it's still unclear because in his public comments on sunday he said that he could withdraw the resignation if there will be discussions but clearly the crisis over the fate of the prime minister has been resolved but
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the political crisis in lebanon has not lebanon really accusing saudi arabia of what they're calling an act of aggression against lebanon sovereignty by holding the prime minister hostage very strong language used against saudi arabia but right now like we mentioned the prime minister will be leaving riyadh soner it strikes me that everything is playing out overseas at the moment it's either in riyadh or it's going to be in paris what is it actually like there in beirut at the moment is life as normal as it can be. well yes lebanon is used to crises this is really not the first time lebanon has always been the battleground and especially between the saudi iranian rivalry which is playing out across the region late last year there were some sort of a rare deal between these two regional powers to leave lebanon out of the problem to shield lebanon out from the regional crisis in the region but that has now changed very strong words from the saudi foreign minister blaming hezbollah ally of iran for the latest crisis saudi arabia taking a much more aggressive stance against iran saying it wants to curb its influence
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not just in lebanon in iraq across the region and particularly in yemen its doorstep it is worried that hezbollah is providing training to the hutu rebels who are using missiles to target saudi arabia so this is a regional rivalry levanon always a battleground so people are quite used to this but of course they were worried with the latest the political crisis and political differences remain and if how did he resigns it's still not clear who will replace him so there could be a long term political vacuum thank you heard of the latest live from beirut there so france getting involved because it does have historical ties to lebanon remember it was a french colony levels until nine hundred forty three and only last week president mccrone stressed the importance of preserving their bit and stability independence and security with france's support hillary or himself no stranger to france who was in self-imposed exile there and in saudi arabia till twenty fourteen had left lebanon in two thousand and eleven after his government was toppled by an opposition coalition which included hezbollah and his father former president
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rafique hariri who was assassinated in two thousand and five had close ties to here is friends with former french president jacques chirac the whole family has french citizenship they own several homes there as well so we're going to talk to a christian shows no who is a middle east commentator and journalist for radio france joining us from paris. we see there the historical ties what do you think france can actually do right now what can mr mccrone bring to this dispute. in fact mccrone successful in because he saw mohamed bin solomon in riyadh and know maybe we will bring back in paris so. it's a good play it's a success of the diplomatic success so i sing in paris they are happy but they want the choir should be over and the questions will be over one based on how we really
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will go to lebanon and how we will stay one two days and after you must go to lebanon and this is the deal with the france the fact that the french foreign minister there has been and we saw that shared news conference with. betty how does that play into it because can it be a sort of quote unquote honest broker if it's already sort of well siding with one side or at least it looks like that but in fact france you know. the record link was driven and this is the the door of french influence in the middle east and at the same time france has a very very good partnership with saudi arabia this is a strategic button so for france it was important to do did it was the these two allies so far so good because they are saving the face for the french. diplomatic services and no for the only one is it's maybe the end of the crisis saw
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i think you know if the crises will be over in a few days everybody will be happy so it was interesting that king solomon called the hariri situation court a family problem. i mean is this extended family then because if he's trying to say it's a closer situation i mean this is spreading very wide now geopolitically. in fact you know i realize you said yes or so if this is this then ship is for me to you was based in riyadh so what was the cause of the resignation of hyrule we don't know but of course there was pressure for the saudi what was behind it maybe some corruption we know that he was in business with many of the princes that have been arrested recently so as the king said it's a family problem because it is the song in a way of the soul of the family and it was the reverse of that even though in lebanon so so is this why what's happened inside while salary i threw
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a design we don't know exactly it's not about iran about hezbollah it's simply this is inside the story may be linked with corruption was business and maybe it was politics christian chose not joining us from paris we thank you for your time and your thoughts a quick comment on facebook here from allie who is made a good point actually seen here harare doesn't actually have much to say in all this that's quite true it's all the other players who are actually saying that he is actually stuck between as we say a rock and a hard place and it does certainly look that way on two fronts and then at some point back to beirut right get a check of some other world news now lauren tyler is in london thanks carol cambodia's supreme court has dissolved the main opposition party giving prime minister who intends ruling party a clear run in next year's general election the government says the cambodian national rescue party was plotting a coup but bryant has latest from penn the decision came after
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a day of deliberations held me tight security around cambodia supreme court. the cambodian national rescue party had been expecting it's dissolution and had already ceased to function with many of its senior members in hiding or in exile like it's vice president. we look at. this. message to the international community yet mr junta is. with me in our prime minister hun sen has accused his rivals of plotting to overthrow his government after the arrest of opposition leader kim sucker the national rescue party denied the claim accusing the ruling party of using the courts to silence it it nearly won against the government at the last election and has been gaining in popularity and looking one in politics here all summer game is
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a winner takes all politics and is. is a risky. human rights groups have accused one sound of a wider crackdown one of the leading newspapers the cambodia daily was closed in september the government says for nonpayment of taxes and there have been restrictions on the activities of foreign n.g.o.s. the opposition has promised to fight on regardless it can continue and it does exist and it is in hearts of everyone in cambodia. inside and outside. the movement for change is vibrant with this court's decision prime minister hun sen removes in one stroke his biggest obstacle in next year's election he will still face opposition but it will likely be from smaller
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parties unable to war going to rise themselves in time to unseat him and his premiership but has lasted for three decades is set to continue rob mcbride al-jazeera. and his nine people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in the afghan capital kabul the explosion was outside a hotel hosting a political gathering the dead include seven policemen and two civilians are still has claimed responsibility for the attack. relatives in mourning the fourteen people killed in coordinated explosions in northern nigeria on wednesday four suicide bombers blew themselves up in the city of my degree the capital of borno state and degree is at the center of activity by the armed group boko haram which has been carrying out attacks the past. programs. and what looked like a coordinated attack on. walked into town one of them running into a house device killing a woman instantly
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a child was killed in similar circumstance when a female suicide bomber hugged the child and device but the most victims were killed. even in prayer as to say that evening prayer. walked into the crowd and. said at least nine people died instantly the fourth. and detonated his device in the process killing us up on one or two other bystanders trying to nine people are currently in hospital receiving treatment funeral services i've been holding since morning in my degree people try to bury the dead now the military has stepped up its operations against the court i'm in the northeast of the country and also responding in its own way the military has claimed several victories in the past few weeks or so. and also in one video released recently claimed to have recorded some successes
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against a military killing some soldiers and also taken some weaponry so the fight in the north east is not yet over. and there walking the military spokesman said they are walking very hard to ensure the book what i mean is finally decimated and defeat it. human rights watch has released a report accusing me of further abuses against civilians and says there's been systemic rape and sexual violence against women in rakhine state school hardly of course in the capital naked. these two were hengist sisters fifteen and eighteen years old fled the mungo district in rakhine state when myanmar security forces launched a violent campaign it followed attacks on security posts by russian jew rebels in august the sisters say their mother and father were killed and they say they were both raped by soldiers they are now in a refugee camp across the border in bangladesh were protecting their identity yeah
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. fifty soldiers came to our house after killing our family members ten of them entered our they started beating us and strict us by cutting our clothes with machetes and blades then they started breaking us. hearing the girls the screams neighbors rushed to their house when the soldiers went to intervene the two made their escape according to a human rights watch report just released the rape of the sisters as part of a widespread problem the report accuses me and my security forces of raping women and girls as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing over the last three months. they interviewed fifty two range of women and girls twenty nine said they had been raped before they fled to bangladesh all but one of the rapes were gang rapes earlier in the week the myanmar military released its findings from an internal investigation of its soldiers conduct and they said that there was no wrongdoing including sexual
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violence human rights watch called the report a whitewash total impunity and that's the issue i mean no one within the myanmar military is being held responsible for this sexual violence or for any other human rights atrocities that are being perpetrated on the rohingya it's a it's a clean clean clean slate they let it they let it go on and then they denied all. human rights watch has called on the un security council to impose an arms embargo on me and maher and to go after those military leaders responsible for human rights violations with targeted sanctions for the sisters living in a refugee camp in bangladesh the damage is already done saying they're trying to heal but will never get back what they lost it's got hotter al-jazeera naypyidaw or national phenomenon but c'mon and lauren thank you so much for that an update from syria now and despite recent agreements brokered by russia and turkey and iran the
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fighting goes on and surprisingly many of the people who have stayed in the country who have stayed in the country are pretty pessimistic about any breakthrough. as a report now from gaziantep and they take a syrian border. more syrian soldiers and militia fighters from iran back groups in syria and iraq have arrived and. it's been a week since the syrian government scheme that it took isis last stronghold since then i said has launched dozens of attacks and its fighters hiding in tunnels inside the city managed to take back most of the town on the syria iraq border. assad's forces have also come under attack by opposition fighters in the suburbs of the capital damascus this is one of the largest military barracks belonging to the syrian regime in eastern guta since january it has exchanged hands several times. but the rebel small gains are no match for the government's air superiority fighter
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jets have continued to target opposition areas. in the ways that b. escalation if that's what is called the planes didn't spare any neighborhood more than sixty people injured here the hospitals are full of civilians dying because of the lack of medicine as government forces gain ground against rebels are nice and they renewed their calls for u.s. soldiers to leave the statement from syria's foreign office came a day after u.s. secretary of state quote walking away from syria this right in attacks comes as world leaders agreed to reduce the number of civilian casualties but inside syria people say that another security council meeting with continued to fail to prevent attacks. earlier this year the world reacted in almost unanimous condemnation to the images of suffocating children the u.n. found the assad regime responsible for the chemical attack in qana which killed dozens of people the government denied responsibility and russia questions about the attack itself britain's foreign secretary accused russia for consistently
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choosing to cover up for the sun as the mandate for the un joint investigative mechanism expires the u.s. and russia are presenting rival bids for how to investigate future chemical attacks russia has so far vetoed nine resolutions on syria and more than six years into this war world leaders are still making statements as attacks against civilians continue with impunity some of the job it out of their. stick around if you want to live and remember you do that now from the al-jazeera english facebook page rather than the one in what we're going to store if you're back in town in mexico that is sinking but why and then also coming out on the grid dying to expose the truth dozens of journalists have been killed hundreds of jailed that's just in the past year we can show you how some of these victims were on it in new york.
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how the weather's pretty quiet across the middle east at the moment very little speak up a little bit of cloud into northern parts of afghanistan all the memories of pakistan that will push its way further east was over the next few days and you can see it's generally a case of plenty of hazy sunshine in the hazy sunshine stretches all the way into the eastern side of the mediterranean and we will see a little more cloud just sliding into the levant as we go through saturday possibility wanted to sponsor by but nothing much to speak of elsewhere as you can see generally fine and dry with more pleasant sunshine coming through and present sunshine too across iran potentially perhaps a little bit of cloud just around the gulf of oman that's one of two showers there into northern parts of amman pushing across the straits of hormuz easing a little further north was as we go on into day potential for a little bit of a shower just easing towards us here in kabul but i suspect we will stay fine and dry temperatures typically getting up to around twenty nine or thirty degrees
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celsius greater chance of seeing right into southern africa mind pumping out of the tropics down across. mozambique into south africa you see some heavy rain here recently east london fifty one millimeters of rain and up the coast in margate sixty three millimeters of rain it will brighten up as we go on through friday and into saturday. what began as a small extremist group in africa's most populous country we learned that in death to from the government to just shoot him soon turned into a battle front for the nigerian government tried out yet why. the tourists for abducting more than two hundred schoolgirls the killing and displacement of thousands of people al-jazeera investigates the origins and bloody rise of folks who were robbed at this time on al-jazeera. sometimes pictures of the only way to
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. as they have on the amount of zero dot com and what's trending number two zimbabwe or the latest updates in fact one two three four stories there on the situation in zimbabwe absolute comprehensive coverage there and then at number six i think it is there a very popular place by our senior political analyst now in the shower about the valley and prince well the salmonella right your mom had been summoned planes if you have a look at there it's what's trending down to see it up. to the film out which politically speaking has gone downhill since the heydays of president lula da silva which but some of its latin american neighbors is also dragged the. down with it
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president has corruption allegations over him his predecessor dilma rousseff was impeached and removed from office turbulent times to say the least and new elections are less than a year away well earlier today and don't be alarmed it was in here it's just during the daytime it looked a little different i spoke to the brazilian senator who say so is a i'm sorry who is a strong critic of president obama there were labor reforms which just came in in brazil and you voted against them which is why you ended up leaving your policy. what were you so against with these labor reforms. but as they fade to brazil has created some unnecessary reforms this reform harms the life of workers and of public servants for no reason it serves the financial system not the brazilian people so this reform goes beyond what brazil needs and deeply harms the public sector harms the people the workers in our country it denies people a dignified retirement system do i think brazil needs reforms yes it does but
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reforms that give the people means to live with dignity. so do you believe that president obama's government will actually hold or because it is under so much pressure do you think he will be able to stay in power no he. told me there will be incremental changes brazil is going through a period of economic uncertainty we're trying to reach a balance to restart development so next year's elections point to the opportunity for renovations in the congress the senate and the presidency the temari government should not run for reelection so then what do you think is the alternative then to president. so. there are several alternatives my party for example pros the republican party of the social order is trying to be one alternative there's no corruption there's no ethical misconduct the brazilian people want to vote for someone with a clean slate without a history of corruption we're living through
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a cleanse in our country governmental changes are necessary. regardless of who is in power what needs to change for brazil. will become stronger economically there are a lot of economic problems all over south america what about brazil what needs to change. because you know. brazil needs a lot of investment in infrastructure investments to generate employment right now there are fifteen million unemployed people and that leads to a situation of insecurity so brazil needs to take back economic control generate employment and it needs a more systematized governance with less corruption and less bureaucracy that's what that's a sorry but thanks to me producer translated during that interview from it now interesting place for you here just from a couple of weeks ago on what unemployment and high rents are doing to parts of brazil's population you've got a shell go back up that picture these tent cities popping up people occupying them
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trying to pressure the government to make some changes and to build low income housing for really good insight into part of today's brazil is in the last an american news section at al-jazeera dot com and from politics and corruption to abortion this is big in brazil that's big in brazil the story is big in brazil right i mean it's a big global conversation but specifically in brazil now thousands are protesting against a recent decision to make abortion illegal until now brazilian law allowed abortions in cases of rape life threatening pregnancies or fetus defects involved in the brain but congress has now voted for a total ban the vote caused widespread protests as you can see all across the country men and women they took to the streets many holding their children and some were holding posters that read secular uterus and quotes like i don't deserve to bear the child of my rapist. and they are claiming all right to choose if
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we can get pregnant then we should also have the right not to move forward with that pregnancy and it's not going to be the state who decides that for us whether we have that right or not. in brazil we have a high number of rapes of violence against women it's already scary to. and in the society where you know you can suffer violence at any time but it's even scarier if i or other woman get pregnant as a consequence of the violence and you can interrupt the pregnancy of course this conversation has moved to the on line sphere this was one of the most shared pictures here it shows a demonstration by catholic women against the new law this poster here reads even mary was consulted about being the mother of god catholics in the flight for safe and legal abortion however many brazilians do support the abortion ban the deputy who presented the decree said on facebook that quote everyone has the right to life
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that should be protected by law since the moment of conception he goes on to say that no one can be deprived from life arbitrarily now in two thousand fifteen more than four hundred thousand women had abortions and brazil and more than nine hundred of them died from an on safe procedure human rights watch they've released a statement saying quote eliminating even the very limited instances where abortion is legal in brazil would only endanger more girls and women especially the port who are most likely to resort to unsafe procedures that can lead to hemorrhage infection and death the measures part of a constitutional amendment but it still needs a majority approval in congress's lower house and in the senate we'll continue of course to monitor that story for you but if you want to get in touch with us in the meantime here are contact details to do that the easiest way of course is with our hash tag. thank you to
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a story now about what we do as journalists to keep you informed on the issues that matter it should be a simple job it often puts us at risk we know some of our colleagues of even paid the ultimate price for exposing the truth and that you know just in the past year thirty four journalists have been killed in the field and of the two hundred fifty jailed and so on wednesday the ceremony in new york on the journalists around the world if i sent him a day sion harris mint and imprisonments i was on the was there. and he labrat evening gala but for a cause to fight for press freedom the committee to protect journalists one of the top organizations that defends the rights of journalists to work without fear of reprisal honoring several reporters for their courage. one is our friend nasser a yemeni reporter and blogger who now lives in exile in sweden after receiving death threats in her native country for her critical reporting of the government
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yemen remains one of the most difficult places in the world for journalists to report from and nasser says it's about more than herself you know a word to me it's not only for me it goes to all yemeni joining this who was behind bars who refused to be part of the report and the system it's also to pay tribute to all men to notice who i despite all the obstacles are trying to put yemen in the media agenda nasser was one of several people honored with a press freedom award but there were others as well there are also journalists being recognized from cameroon thailand and mexico a reminder that threats against journalists exists in all corners of the world now more than ever according to the latest data thirty four journalists have been killed while doing their job so far this year and last year two hundred fifty nine
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journalists were imprisoned and today fifty five journalists remain missing. al jazeera journalist mahmud hussein was detained in egypt when he arrived in cairo on a personal visit to see family he's been held for over three hundred thirty days for what the government has called spreading false news al-jazeera categorically denies the charges against him and demands his immediate release egypt is one of the saddest stories in the world right now because before the uprising in two thousand and eleven there were no journalists in jail and maybe there was one you know from here to here we're no journalists murdered now it is the third leading killer of journalists on any evening when people who care deeply about press freedom spoke out to say the time has come to recognize journalism is not a crime gabriel is on the. new york. and in just
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a few hours hundreds of people are expected to march. in a silent march this is in malta for the slain journalist definitely. today marks a month since she was killed in a car bombing in her house investigative journalist had accused senior figures in the maltese government of corruption and involvement in international money laundering two weeks before her death she told police she had received death threats family are calling for the resignation of the prime minister the police commissioner and the attorney general and say there will be no justice without institutional change there's been plenty of condemnation of the handling of this case one of the most outspoken people has been simon the seat there was an amp a in a former leader of the opposition nationalist party this is one of his most recent so it's a month since. it was assassinated one month since justice and the rule of law collapsed in malta our democracy is still at stake and the situation is as the banisters in the picture there truly desperate one place to say we have time in the city of joining us now via skype from malta and we thank you for your time why is
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it that you think things are dragging so much i know that she had accused the government of a lot of things but an investigation surely must be happening and there must be some sort of justice for the family at least yes an investigation is indeed happening however we have no high hopes that it will lead anywhere. and we still haven't heard they are really about anything out of this investigation as an m.p. what do you do obviously you're as we said you're vocal on on social media but what other concrete steps are you trying to take. well we used a little means we had to get the message across that all is not where and indeed all is not well because the institutions are not functioning in the way that they should be functioning in a normal democracy and this is precisely the point this is no longer
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a normal democracy when institutions such as the police and the of this of the attorney general do not get down to doing their job properly but is looking at some pictures of the fear old service that was held the death rate i mean such emotional scenes there people clapping as i call from was was taken out of put into the hearse how is public opinion now now that perhaps emotion has died down is that anger would say there are people trying to move on now that we're going. it's a complex mix actually there's still an element of shock there is an element of anger and as you mentioned your so there will be a silent march later on this evening but i sense also unfortunately an element of indifference and this is what worries me most because nothing can ever be the same again after what happened today. when our forgive me the next elections dear in
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multan just wondering if there is any feeling of opposition towards the government's and as their family have said they want resignations of the prime minister all that where all we thought of in the electoral cycle is that is that close to a time when the government needs to be worried well no not really actually that is a point that complicates things even if we just had an election this year back in june and the government won again in a resoundingly manner which means that despite all the corruption it didn't work against the government so there isn't an election due in another five years or so. simon city we thank you for your time and your thoughts as we say one month since that killing of a journalist in malta something we've said and gabriel pointed this out for a very long time in al-jazeera is that journalism is not a crime our own stuff or in jail countries have tried to shut us down for it so we
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have a dedicated section at al jazeera dot com if you look up press freedom or obviously journalism is not a crime with collated all the latest news on global press freedom including the latest on mohammad hussein who has been in jail in egypt for well over three hundred days journalism is not a crime. or anywhere quite frankly so now new york was the scene for a historic duel on wednesday night in front of a capacity crowd of onlookers and journalists five bit is fought for the right for the ultimate prize and in the end only one made it into the history books. three hundred thirty you wouldn't believe it was four hundred million dollars paid by an anonymous bidder for leonardo da vinci's painting salvatore it would be for the uninitiated it is a painting of jesus christ painted in the early fifty's hundreds it is painted in oil on
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a wall not backing and it now has the honor of being the most expensive piece of artwork ever sold at auction and get this the bidding for the painting started a hundred million dollars and actually that four hundred million price tag is a little under state because you have to add on another fifty million in phase extraordinary we're going to talk to kristen salumi about it she's in new york for us kristen. i mean i don't think any of us can really understand this much money being paid why that what drove the price up quite so much. welcome all we are talking about the only known work by the renaissance master leonardo da vinci in private hands in fact christie's the auction house that put it up for bed called that the last of him she had labeled it as such and it was even referred to as the male mona lisa davinci of course his other known works include
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the mona lisa all his other works are in museums here was a chance to buy a divin she did and a chance to see it before it goes into private hands so we know that christie's launched a major marketing campaign as well really to drive this point home it was the first time that they hired out their p.r. to an outside firm they held viewings in four cities all around the world including hong kong san francisco new york and london and some twenty seven thousand viewers came out to take a look at this painting including celebrities like leonardo dicaprio and some say that in fact this intensive marketing campaign helped overcome some problems with the piece in terms of its condition it was only rediscovered in two thousand and five prior to that nobody referred to it as a division she it had to be cleaned extensively layers of paint taken off of it so there's some damage to the painting and some of actually questioned its authenticity one paris based leonardo expert said that he thought it was more
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likely the work of assistance not davinci himself but of course chris hughes is standing by their assessment of this is the last of and she and other experts have as well and there is certainly no shortage of people who came forward last night to pay this astronomical here as the bidding went on for nineteen intense minutes and in the end someone walked away with four hundred fifty million dollars and almost just quickly kristen is there any word on who did it or is there i mean there must be huge speculation about the greater. we don't know for sure it was anonymous he called in by a phone. person that christie's represented him during the sale we know there's been a lot of interest in china in these high profile auctions so there was a lot of speculation that it was a chinese billionaire that he did later denied it so we don't know exactly who it is but maybe it will be revealed in the near future fascinating stuff thank you
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kristen christensen he's in new york for us all the sports all the way with and world cups lineup of teams is finally confirmed we will be looking at who made it and who missed out.
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and he's here to talk sport and you're going to tell me all about new zealand's brave run for the world cups that were right i wish i had better news for you how you're aware of the result because you're coming off some disappointments after eight hundred and seventy two matches the line of the next year's world cup in russia is finally complete peru securing the final sports the first.
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south americans. to know in the playoffs a win to the country to declare a national holiday. mariana sanchez was in the thick of things in lima. thanks. to. these thousands of come to the center of the media this week to celebrate this story between the room and you see that historic because we have been waiting for more meat. for this day. let. the world cup in ninety eight.
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for decades he was able to get. the world cup. now there is a long. hours marching through the center of. celebrating your million pound. celebrating. so people were waiting for this for many many years but. yes. the world cup the the i. meet. me the next. the the. world cup. and the celebration and. the.
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everyone to celebrate. well let's have a look at the thirty two countries that will be at the finals from the east asian region you have japan and south korea they qualified automatically as well as australia going into their fourth straight world cup moving further west iran and saudi arabia with the other three it seems to qualify automatically from asia host nation russia one seen that enough to go through qualification from europe defending champions germany books that sits alongside big list it belgium france european champions portugal sweden croatia switzerland denmark iceland serbia england poland and spain in africa egypt are back for the first time since one thousand nine hundred ninety they're joined by morocco nigeria senegal and tunisia mexico costa rica and panama advancing from north and central america the usa not there and from south america brazil europe or argentina colombia and peru will all
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be in russia well joining us now is the football broadcaster when i arrived he's in miami for one great to have you with us. now is south american famous one a world cup in europe since nineteen fifty eight it's not going to change. thanks for having me on and it could i mean there's a possibility it could i mean if you're one of those individuals that likes to look at history and trying to make parallels well the last time of course you mention one nine hundred fifty eight italy wasn't in the world cup either and germany was the reigning champions of course there are some correlations there will translate into that probably not but if there is one team that can do it as a team that won it in one thousand for it which is brazil as far as this region is concerned is head and shoulders above the rest and you can start saying that they are one of the three teams alongside germany and spain that are the heavy favorites
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to be able to lift the trophy once again to meet that is probably those three are proud to be the ones that reach out to but if you ask me about south america or the americas in general it starts and ends with brazil argentina might come in and that all depends on how hard some poly and his team are able to get things together but i'm not sure about that to me brazil essential to bother us a couple of first time qualifies in iceland and panama tell us about part of all we don't know much about the men on it and i'm much about them coming from a european perspective what sort of realistic realistic chances did i have of doing well. well the stars panama's concerned for them it's the it's the crowning achievement of a golden generation that feel persistently in the past couple of of or cup cycles if you go back to the two thousand and fourteen qualifying state they were just minutes away from qualifying to the knockout round of the novice and they blew it one no leave to the united states and then they were knocked out of that particular
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terminal in their own backyard and four years later things kind of reverted as a last minute goal every month orders and of putting them out of the united states and knocking eventually united states out of the world cup themselves so for them you have a lot of players that this will be their last go around players like i need many of the of what bucharest one of those types of players you start looking at eric davis who plays over in croatia you start looking at other players like governance owners who plays over in switzerland as well for them this is their moment this is what they're been striving for for over a while the greater part of that decade so for them this is the last go around and it's kind of that seed that they planted about ten fifteen years ago that finally comes to fruition for them this is the crowning moment now what they do in the world cup that's going to be a different story because i don't see them collectively being able to get out of the group stage but that is what they need they need to establish that parameter
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that demand of being able to be in a world cup and now once that's been made it starts setting up a parameter a higher bar for a future national teams to really start to strive towards. one thank you so much for joining us one iran going to joining us from miami florida where game already been played widely on social media is guess the world cup group the site the savings are out the door coming up on december the first let's have a look at what patrick has got to say i drop of death brazil spain denmark and nigeria that is a possibility as is the group of bored to death he reckons poland switzerland and iran america won't be setting the world alights the group of death in the two thousand and six world cup it's only gonna usa czech republic although out of the twenty eighteen world cup and there's talk of the us actually hosting it for them and for those that haven't qualified but when his saying i'm not dollars is the primary motivator behind this tournament you know how else you make money qualify for the world cup five points. remember of course that you can get insight for this
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